12th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HACKATHON FOR SOCIAL GOOD

April 25 to 28, 2024

We are excited to announce the 12th Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good which will focus on Quantum Computing (QC) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) supporting Quantum Computing (QC).

The 12th Annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing

We are excited to announce the 12th annual NYUAD International Hackathon for Social Good which will focus on one of the most promising technologies of our time, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Quantum Computing (QC). The event will be held in person at NYUAD’s Conference Center from April 25 to April 28, 2024 (arriving on April 25, 2023, and leaving on April 29, 2024). We will form cross-disciplinary global teams (5-7 students per team and 2 excellent mentors) building solutions to challenging problems focusing on  AI and Quantum Computing technologies.

The NYUAD Hackathon is supported by top global Quantum Computing experts from both industry and academia such as NYUAD Center for Quantum and Topological Systems, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), Xanadu, ETH Zurich in Quantum Information, Zurich EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center), University of Calgary’s Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST), IBM, qBraid, QWorld,  NIEW, the MIT’s iQuHACK, QC Hack (Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley QC Hackathon), and many others to mentor teams and explore along with the students quantum computing solutions to a wide range of challenging projects from machine learning and AI, to physics (complex simulation problems), chemistry, computer science, Healthcare, Math, to climate change, healthcare, online gaming, security, social sciences and the arts (quantum-generated artwork).

The NYUAD Hackathon Award (Scholarship) Details:

The NYUAD Hackathon Award covers the cost of travel (economy ticket), food (Meals will be provided during the days of the Hackathon on-site at NYUAD), and an excellent hotel (Two participants will share one room with 2 beds). We will provide transportation (from and to the airport in Abu Dhabi).

All visas, travel, Hotel accommodations, and transportation in Abu Dhabi from and to the airport arrangements will be arranged by the NYUAD-affiliated Travel Agency.  If you decide to request your own room (not shared) or extend your days of travel, then you need to pay for the added cost yourself and you can arrange this with the NYUAD Affiliated Travel agency.

Please note:

  • You will not be reimbursed if you make your own travel or hotel arrangements
  • We will NOT pay for incidentals or any added cost of any kind beyond what’s stated here.

QC Education offered by the NYUAD Hackathon:

  1. QWorld NYUAD Hackathon Quantum Computing Certification Course:
    From February 15th to March 9th at 8pm GST time

    We are pleased to partner with QWorld to provide the NYUAD Hackathon participants with a top-quality education covering quantum computing theoretical and applied skills (foundation to advanced skills). This virtual course will offer a high-quality Certification upon finishing the entire course and activities.
    Kindly note that all students with little or no knowledge of quantum computing are required to complete a full month virtual course (a 2-hour per session and ten sessions total) curated by QWorld and tailored specifically to the NYUAD hackathon. The course will be self-paced and will take place from February 15th, 2024 to  March 9th, 2024. You will receive a certification upon completion of this online course
  2. Virtual QC Interactive Workshops and Keynotes
  3. In-Person KeyNotes and Lightning Talks During the Hackathon:
    We will also offer in-person exciting Keynote talks and lightning talks during the hackathon on quantum-based technologies and theory.

NYUAD Hackathon Timeline

NYUAD Hackathon Timeline
Sana Odeh Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Faculty, Computer Science Department Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.

Organized by

Sana Odeh, Affiliated Faculty, NYU Abu Dhabi, Faculty Liaison for Global Programs of Computer Science, and Clinical Professor of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York.

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For questions or comments, please email us at nyuad.hackathon@nyu.edu.

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Our Commitment to Safety

This event will be held in person at NYUAD. While we plan to arrange and cover the cost of travel, food, hotel, and transportation, participant safety is fundamental to everything we do. We must all commit to putting safety first and follow the directions of the local health authority.

Goal

Since quantum computing is expected to revolutionize the world as we know it, we need to make sure that our hackathon participants are equipped with the necessary skills needed for QC and empower a new generation of students to use the most advanced quantum hardware. Students will utilize these acquired new QC skills for social good focusing on implementing the UN SDGs and making a positive impact on the future of our society, as quantum computers are capable of solving hard computational problems that normal computers can’t tackle.

The goal of the NYUAD Hackathon is to promote innovation in computer science and engineering focusing on one of the most exciting topics of our time, AI and Quantum Computing. Aside from learning top practices in QC, and software development, participants will also use data science, machine learning, security, privacy, entrepreneurship skills, and the development of innovative technology for the social good focusing on implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

This event provides an opportunity for students to experience the full cycle of creating a tech startup (sharing and generating ideas, pitching ideas, learning new platforms and programming languages, designing and developing applications, and working with a team of 5 -7 members. 

Students will also get a rare opportunity to be mentored by top leaders in both industry and academia.

 Also, students create innovative and solution-based technology for social good, which is becoming an important goal for computer scientists worldwide, as the field is now viewed as having created revolutionary innovations in many areas. This Hackathon creates opportunities for future international project collaboration, launching startups, and undertaking academic research.

Partnership

The NYUAD Hackathon is supported by top global Quantum Computing experts from both industry and academia such as NYUAD Center for Quantum and Topological Systems, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA), Xanadu, ETH Zurich in Quantum Information, Zurich EPFL Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE Center), University of Calgary’s Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQST), IBM, qBraid, QWorld,  NIEW, the MIT’s iQuHACK, QC Hack (Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley QC Hackathon), and many others to mentor teams and explore along with the students quantum computing solutions to a wide range of challenging projects from machine learning and AI, to physics (complex simulation problems), chemistry, computer science, Healthcare, Math, to climate change, healthcare, online gaming, security, social sciences and the arts (quantum-generated artwork).

Past Hackathons

2020 Hackathon Winnders

Hackathon 2020

2020 Hackathon Winnders

Hackathon 2019